December 3, 2014: Phase 1 Approved!

The first step on our Road to Detroit, the Phase 1 registration for the 2015 competition, has been approved by Shell. After finishing our new chassis out of 4130 chromoly, which weighs 25 pounds less than our prior chassis, we have turned our focus to the shell, steering and electrical. Afterwards, we will tune our fuel […]

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October 25, 2014

After getting settled in to the new school year, the EcoLancers have begun working early this year. Our new chassis, made out of 4130 chromoly, was constructed over the past two weeks and is now fully welded. We have shaved 25 pounds off the chassis of the vehicle, as our goal of cutting 40 pounds […]


May 15, 2014: Year Recap!

It has been a successful year and we are glad to report back to you with our results from the 2014 competition.  Our gasoline vehicle was able to achieve a fuel-mileage of 372 miles per gallon!  Our vehicle ran 3 successful runs, totaling over 25 consecutive miles.  Regardless of our results, we are proud that […]

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April 26, 2014: Competition Day 3 (Afternoon)

Day 3 was a success!  We completed 3 eligible runs, coming in with a top fuel-efficiency of 372 mpg.  We are proud of Gabi, our phenomenal driver, for withstanding the immense pressure and scorching heat during yesterday’s runs. Not completely satisfied with the results, we are currently trying to reduce the weight of the vehicle […]


April 26, 2014: Competition Day 3 (Morning)

WE DID IT!  We completed our second run, regardless that we completed 11 laps instead of 10.  We achieved 323.33 mpg, currently placing 15th out of the 20 teams that ran.  On our first run we completed 8 out of the 10 laps prior to the chain falling off.  We ran back to the paddock, […]

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